Thursday, 9 February 2012

Stocking up...

The cold winter weather is taking its toll on my little family...My wee one is curled up on the sofa feeling very sorry for himself, even the promise of a movie with popcorn snuggling up in a big Mommy cuddle does not raise a smile... cough cough cough... poor little poppet.
I too am still under the weather, with a cold that will not let go of me. So with the snow turning to treacherous ice on the roads, I am hunkering down and playing nurse with my littlest one and in the moments he sleeps all curled up snoring gently I have been either sitting at my desk studying or in my sewing room working on stock.
Having attending various craft fairs and shows over the holiday season I have really thought about what I make and what is worth me making. I have noticed a big trend at fairs for small but cute things, so with this in mind I have been making cute button hairbands in Japanese fabric and little fabric button earrings.
Not to mention normal button earrings, with of course the dotty red buttons.
I have really enjoyed designing the packaging and think they go very well in the fabric boxes. My packaging is rather rustic and simple so this sewn card keeps in with my Dotty Red style.
With Spring on its way (oh please please come soon) you couldn't ignore the Easter Bunny so I have made a little twist on the lavender hearts and made ickle lavender bunnies....A treat to inhale all that lavender goodness...cute cute ears!
Oh and of course everyone favourite... bunting and lots of it!!! So I feel I have some stock now, this time last year it was cushions, I have finally found a supplier for my feather pads which really helps on the price front for me.
So I carry on looking after the little one and half term approaches, I am going to sign off for the week and spend time with my family, we are off to a place with people we have not seen for a while, a big old log fire and lots of fields and woods to explore oh and I am sure we will visit the odd beach. As we escape the real world for a week I hope what ever you are doing this next week it will be a blessed time, a time of good health and laughter...and lots of it.


15 comments:

Pene said...

Packaging is so important and really makes thing stand out. Love the little bunnies so cute and great for easter. Have a lovely week off
Big hugs to you all
Pene and Daisy x x

❤Coco Rose❤ said...

Hope you are on the mend soon. It's rubbish when you cannot shake that under the weather feeling. I felt like I spent the whole of last year feeling under the weather. Hopefully 2012 will be different. I love all your makes, and you are right, packaging plays a HUGE part in the selling process. It definitely can pull the crowds your way and that's half the battle!

Have a super rest of week and weekend

Vanessa xxxxxxxxx

periwinkle said...

Oh I do hope you're all feeling much better soon. Have you thought about opening an Etsy shop also as I love those earrings and I'm sure you could sell them online?

moonstruckcreations said...

Hope you and your little one are feeling much better soon.

The bunnies are adorable!

Helenxx

Debby said...

What cute things you have made. Love the little cards that you put them on. Very cute.
I hope you and your little one feel better. Just what the doctor ordered....some time away with friends and a little beach visit.
Have fun and feel well again.

harmony and rosie said...

Lots of love to you and your little snuffly one, hope you're on the mend in no time at all.
Love your makes but I can tell the bunny lavender bags are going to sell out super fast, what a novel idea!
Take care,
Kate x

French Knots said...

Hope some time away helps you get healthy.Feeling under par makes everything so much harder. x

Claire said...

Hey Suzy, sorry to hear the dreaded lurgy has had you and your wee one laid low.....sounds like you've been putting the down time to good use though.

Love the ickle Lavender Bunnies, they are so cute.
Your packaging cards look very effective. I think rustic and simple is a way to go and doesn't detract form the product.

♡♡♡ bunting too...

Hope you are both feeling tip top ASAP.

Claire :}

Thimbleanna said...

I hope everyone will soon feel better. You're sure making some cute things - I especially like the items that incorporate the covered buttons!

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Thanks
Pene

Poppy said...

I hope you’re all feeling better now. Your packaging and makes look fab....
have a lovely weekend X

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